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Top Ten Youngest Billionaires

Billionaires make up the top percent of a percent of all people in the world. It is a feat that very few people will ever accomplish, yet alone at such a young age. The world’s top ten youngest billionaires are all younger than their mid-thirties. Here are the top ten youngest billionaires in the world:

10

Sean Parker

Age: 34

2013 Wealth: $2 billion

Company: Facebook

Residence: United States

Sean Parker was famous even before he got involved with Facebook. His first project, and his claim to fame was Napster. It was a pioneer in file-sharing programs. Within a year, Napster had tens of millions of users from around the world. Lawsuits and various industry associations eventually shut down the service. Napster is credited as being the fastest growing business of all time and for revolutionizing the music industry as a precursor to iTunes.

9

Li Zhaohui

Age: 33

2013 Wealth: $1.1 billion

Company: Haixin

Residence: China

Li Zhaohu took over Shanxi Haixin Iron and Steel group after his father was shot in 2003. Haixin is based on the Shanxi province and is one of China’s largest privately owned steel manufacturers. Li Zhaohu enjoys spending a lot of time in Beijing and is reportedly married to Chinese actress Che Xiao.

8

Marie Besnier Beauvalot

Age: 32

2013 Wealth: $1.5 billion

Company: Lactalis

Residence: France

Maire and his two siblings, Emmanuel and Jean-Michael inherited the French dairy giant Lactalis. Between the three of them they own the entire company their grandfather had originally founded in the 30′s.

7

Fahd Hariri

Age: 32

2013 Wealth: $1.3 billion

Company: Turk Telekomunikayson

Residence: France

Fahd Hairi is the youngest son of slain Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic-Hairi. Fahd received a degree in architecture while studying in Paris. During his time as a student he opened an interior design studio on the suburbs of the city and sold fine furniture to high-end clientele in Saudi Arabia.

6

Huiyan Yang

Age: 33

2013 Wealth: $3.9 billion

Company: Country Garden

Residence: China

Huiyang Yang is the majority stockholder of Country Garden Holdings and is one of the wealthiest people in all of China. She happen also to be the only female on this list. She is the daughter of Yang Guoqiang, started his company in 1997. Before the IPO in 2007, he had transferred 70% of the shares to her. Yang was educated in the United States and holds a degree from The Ohio State University.

5

Eduardo Saverin

Age: 31

2013 Wealth: $2.2 billion

Company: Facebook

Residence: Singapore

Eduardo Saverin is a Brazilian internet entrepreneur and investor. He is one of the five original co-founders of Facebook. As of 2012, it is reported that he owns less than 5% of Facebook’s shares. Saverin is also a large investor in early-stage startups Qwiki and Jumio.

4

Scott Duncan

Age: 31

2013 Wealth: $4.1 billion

Company: Enterprise Products

Country: United States

Scott Duncan is one of four children of the late energy pipeline visionary, Dan Duncan, the former richest man in Houston who sadly passed away in 2010 at the age of 77. The share price of the company increased by nearly 25%, adding close to $1 billion to his already substantial fortune.

3

Albert von Thurn und Taxis

Age: 29

2013 Wealth: $1.5 bilion

Company: Thurn und Taxis

Country: Germany

Albert von Thurn und Taxis was the known heir to a substantial sum of money even at age 8. However, he officially inherited his fortune at age 18. This eligible bachelor enjoys racing professionally and tours with a German auto-racing league.

2

Mark Zuckerberg

Age: 29

2013 Wealth: $13.3 billion

Company: Facebook

Country: United States

Mark Zuckerberg is currently 28-years old. He started Facebook from his dorm room and grew it into one of the world’s most successful companies. His wealth did take a hit from Facebook’s disappointing IPO, but his worth is still quite a bit over the one billion dollar threshold for this list.

1

Dustin Moskovitz

Age: 29

2013 Wealth: $3.8 billion

Company: Facebook

Country: United States

Dustin Moskovitz is the world’s youngest self-made billionaire. He is considered to be one of the co-founders of the social networking site Facebook along with Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollu, and Chris Hughes. In 2008 he left Facebook to work on another project with Justin Rosenstein called Asana. Dustin was born in Gainesville, Florida and grew up in Ocala, Florida. He met Zuckerberg while attending Harvard University and studying economics and later moved to Palo Alto with Zuckerberg to work on Facebook full-time. Dustin also co-founded the philanthropic organization Good Ventures along with his girlfriend and now fiance, Cari Tuna in 2001.